Worlds of self-esteem

The way you feel about yourself can affect what other people think of you.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM August 25, 2004

Everyone has good days and bad days.

 

Sometimes, you feel as if you're on top of the world. Everybody laughs at your jokes. All the questions on your math test seem easy. You catch sight of yourself in the mirror and think, "Boy, do I look great today!"

 

On bad days, gum gets stuck in your hair. Your face sprouts zits as big as gerbils. Your friends make fun of you. You feel horrible about yourself, and everything else seems to fall apart as a result. You can't focus on your schoolwork. You los...

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